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(2006–2013)

Goofs

Character error 

Many characters (including killers having stuff to hide) leave their computers/notebooks without password protected logins. Only this fact allowed the story to move forward in many instances.
If Sgt. Doakes really thought Dexter was a psycho and up to something he wouldn't have blatantly followed him, he would have done it secretly, with a camera, and Dexter would have been caught from the start.
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Continuity 

Visible throughout the first season, Dexter has a large scar on his left side. Later, in season two, the scar has moved to his right side, leaving his left side unmarked.
The opening sequence in every episode shows Dexter doing his morning routines. First, he shaves and then he fixes breakfast. But at breakfast, he always has long stubble.
In the beginning is it said that there are less than 50 active serial killers in the US yet Dexter is one and then finds one after another after another just in Miami.
For a serial killer who has been trained from childhood to be meticulous, Dexter repeatedly makes amateurish and ridiculously stupid mistakes, not to mention revealing who he really is and who he has killed to numerous people.
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Errors in geography 

Most cars are shown with front Florida license plates. Florida vehicles do not have front license plates, only rear ones.
All the coffee cups used through-out the series all come from the chain Smart & Final based in California. There are no Smart & Final stores in Florida.

Factual errors 

In every crime scene throughout the entire series both Forensics and the detectives handle the body before the medical examiner arrives. In every state in the country, no one can touch the body until the medical examiner arrives.
Throughout the series the forensics team are seen handling crime scene evidence, walking through evidence, and/or climbing through evidence without wearing proper protective gear so they don't contaminate the crime scene.
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Throughout the entire series, the forensics personnel are shown performing the duties of the medical examiner in the lab.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the main title, there are lots of "continuity errors", where you can see the same things being done over and over again. This is clearly intentional from the producers, as it shows that Dexter is following a strict routine, doing the same things every morning.

Plot holes 

In Season 2 Rita absolutely insists that Dexter work a recovery program and remain clean and sober as a condition to them remaining together. In Seasons 3 and 4 this does not come up at all plus they are in multiple drinking situations and Rita says nothing about Dexter drinking.
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